Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Archives – Concerned Women for America

Empowering Women and Promoting Life with Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance sits down with the woman at the very center of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, to reflect on decision day and to learn about the incredible work her team is doing to protect women and babies in Mississippi.


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In the Wake of Dobbs, What Can We Do?

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By YWA Ambassador Sierra M. Welch at North Central University


Recently, our country experienced an incredible Supreme Court decision which was the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. The Dobbs decision stated that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” For the first time in 49 years since the Roe v. Wade decision came down, the authority now rests on the states to make decisions on abortion bans, restrictions, or the lack thereof.


The Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision has led to the tragic deaths of approximately 63,459,781 children since 1973 according to the National Right to Life organization. However, there are many states in our vast country that do not require abortion statistics to be tracked; therefore, the number is likely much higher.


I am unashamedly pro-life. I hold the belief we should love and care for the mothers who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, but compassion for these mothers does not have to coincide with the condoning of the unjust death of an innocent child. We cannot be emotionally manipulated into believing the lie that the value of life is conditional upon the feelings of the mother or father about the child. Let’s fight for life. Together.


In order to fight any battle, it begins with knowing who the enemy is and how they will attack. As Christians, we do not wage war against flesh and blood, but against the powers and principalities that seek to kill, steal, and destroy every human life. With this spiritual truth in mind, we understand that our war tactics are to bring the everlasting life and hope of Jesus Christ to the world. In doing so, those who accept Christ will be transformed and with this transformation with time comes the desire to fight for all life, protect the vulnerable, and nurture the brokenhearted. With it comes the desire to love mothers, fathers, and children deeply.


Yet, part of the battle is understanding we must take action in many spheres. There are legal policies that Satan uses to destroy life in the womb, ultimately the mother and father, too. As Christians, we can fight the battle to create life-giving legislation, by voting, writing, or calling our state legislators. We can volunteer at pro-life pregnancy centers, by simply being bold about what you believe about life and prayer. You, empowered by the Holy Spirit, could be the one to bring the message of hope. I pray that you are encouraged to act on behalf of those who need an arm of support as they walk through an unexpected pregnancy and will be bold to stand for the lives of the unborn, our most vulnerable.

Biden’s Justice Department Advances Abortion Lies Tries to Invalidate Democratic Process

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For Immediate Release
August 2, 2022
Contact: [email protected]


Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Idaho, claiming the state’s ban on abortion violates federal law. This is the first lawsuit filed against a state by the DOJ since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, sending the battle to protect life back to the people in the democratic process.


“When our country is facing record crime and murder in our streets, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department sues Idaho over a state law that protects life,” stated Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest women’s public policy organization. “This time, they want to spend resources against the people of Idaho who, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution, have exercised their right to protect life in their state. The DOJ is moving in response to the lies of abortion advocates, not to the actual law. Women will always get the necessary medical care they need during pregnancy, and the Idaho law makes that clear.”

According to the DOJ’s false claims, Idaho’s law, which prohibits abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest, violates the federal act requiring hospitals to give medically necessary treatment to patients visiting emergency rooms.


“The Biden Administration will stop at nothing when it comes to using scare tactics to trick women into believing that bans on abortion mean that they will not receive the proper medical treatment that they need during pregnancy,” said Nance.


CWA and Young Women for America state leaders and activists continue the work at the state and federal levels to make sure the voice of the people is heard through the democratic process.


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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org.

CWA Representing You in the Senate

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By Susanna Edgecomb, CWA’s Government Relations Summer Intern


Congress has returned from recess after the recent Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which released us from the death grip of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and leaves the question of abortion policy to the people and their elected representatives. The U.S. Senate and House scheduled multiple hearings on Dobbs. Concerned Women for America (CWA) had front row seats to the hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first of five congressional hearings in the first work week following Dobbs. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, House Oversight and Reform, House Judiciary and House Energy and Commerce committees also had hearings.


Concerned Women for America and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders from Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas were there to represent the women back home who have prayed for years for a decision like Dobbs. The leaders had the opportunity to meet with Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to share their thanks for standing for the sanctity of life. This is only the tip of the iceberg of ways that CWA and YWA are championing the cause for life in their respective states.


Every CWA chapter has been engaged on the issue of life for decades. We recall some of their efforts with thanksgiving to Almighty God: CWA of Iowa lobbied for pro-life legislation on the state level. They also prayed outside abortion clinics. CWA of Louisiana prayed outside abortion clinics, lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation, and participated in the Louisiana March for Life. CWA representatives in Texas prayed outside abortion clinics and lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation. CWA of Missouri participated in the Missouri March for Life and 40 Days for Life. The Missouri Team also lobbied on the state level and prayed outside abortion clinics. A YWA chapter in Arkansas participated in the state March for Life and volunteered at a local pregnancy resource center. YWA in Arkansas hosted a pro-life conference and prayed outside abortion clinics as well.


There is so much work that goes unnoticed, and this is only a small sample of some of the work our leaders have done in select states across the country. We thank each of you for being part of the movement that brought about this great post-Roe era. You oversee the most important work for life—the work that happens at home. But there is much work to be done, and we will continue to equip you to fight for a day when abortion is not only illegal but unthinkable.


If you would like to join these efforts in your state, click here.

Question for a Pro-life OB/GYN: Next Steps in a Post-Roe America

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Since June 24, 2022, when the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” dangerous lies and misconceptions regarding abortion laws have circulated around social media and in the news.


Young Women for America (YWA) is hosting Dr. Bill Lile, a board-certified OB/GYN and pro-life speaker, on Monday, July 11,  to help arm YWA leaders with the truth concerning the overturn of Roe so that they are able to compassionately dispel any lies and encourage women that “pro-life is pro-woman.”


This informative event is open to all pro-life activists, young and seasoned alike, who are interested in hearing first-hand from a pro-life medical doctor as we transition our nation to a post-Roe America.


Call Details:
Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST [5:00 p.m. CST; 4:00 p.m. MST; 3:00 p.m. PST]Register for the call here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


If you have any questions you’d like asked or a specific viral talking point addressed, email [email protected] 


Nance Speaks to Fox & Friends Weekend: We will always protect life.

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) CEO and President, joined Fox & Friends Weekend to discuss the vandalism that occurred at its National Headquarters prior to the Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health SCOTUS decision and what needs to happen to protect pro-life organizations and pregnancy care centers following the overturn of Roe vs. Wade.


Watch the full interview below.



Missouri First State to Ban Abortion

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Concerned Women for America of Missouri is excited and proud that Missouri is the first state to ban abortion after the announcement of the overturning of Roe v Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. A trigger clause was added to HB126 in 2019, so when Roe was overturned, Missouri would ban abortions.


Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt (Republican) announced the activation of the state’s trigger law shortly after the high court’s decision was released. Read more here.


The work in the pro-life movement doesn’t end, but it is a new day in America and Missouri.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade Missouri First State to End Abortion

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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2022
Contact: Bev Ehlen
[email protected]


Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade
Missouri First State to End Abortion


Jefferson City, MO – In a 6-3 decision last Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, sending the battle to protect life back to the states. On that same day, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (Republican) issued an opinion to the Missouri Revisor of Statutes that “triggers” parts of Missouri’s House Bill 126, effectively ending abortion in the State of Missouri. Missouri is the first state in the country to do so.


Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri State Director Bev Ehlen, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say concerning the Supreme Court decision and the actions of Attorney General Schmitt:


“It was a great day for our country. Every child deserves the right to life. Roe was wrong from the start. The Court’s significant decision is welcomed after decades of pro-life activism. Individual states are now finally free to protect life. 

“Our gratitude goes to our great God and those thousands of pro-lifers who have stood for the sanctity of human life in so many ways over these past 49 years.”


Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org  

Justice Restored—Roe Overturned

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“Down goes Roe.” You could almost hear it from inside the U.S. Supreme Court (in that iconic Howard Cosell voice). And just as Cosell said of George Forman, the pro-life movement “is as poised as can be.” Justice demanded an end to Roe. Justice, we got.


In a stunning 6-3 masterclass opinion delivered by Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Barrett, with Chief Justice Roberts concurring in judgment (but saying he would not go so far as to overturn Roe and Casey), the Court simply holds: “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”


Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.


“The critical question is whether the Constitution, properly understood, confers a right to obtain an abortion,” the Court wrote. First, the Court acknowledges the obvious, “The Constitution makes no express reference to a right to obtain an abortion,” and turns at once to the many theories that have been offered throughout the years to manipulate the constitutional text and read a right to abortion into the Constitution. “Roe held that the abortion right is part of a right to privacy that springs from the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” the Court explains. Casey shifted that and “grounded its decision solely on the theory that the right to obtain an abortion is part of the ‘liberty’ protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.”  Still, others tried the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.


It is refreshing to see the Court refuse to play the usual pro-abortion games in law and instead conclude, “regulations and prohibitions of abortion are governed by the same standard of review as other health and safety measures.” …


Please, click here to read the rest of this column as featured on American Thinker.